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Pub Date 29 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 9 Jul 2024

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Follow our Italian mouse hero 'Mozzarella' and his family who live in a tiny church cellar, deep in the heart of Tuscan countryside.

Follow our Italian mouse hero 'Mozzarella' and his family who live in a tiny church cellar, deep in the heart of Tuscan countryside.

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ISBN 9781838759193
PRICE €12.75 (EUR)

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What a great book!
“Mozzarella” is a delightful cheese-filled adventure starring a sweet little mouse and his family. With plenty of heartwarming moments and exciting escapades, this book is perfect for young readers.
The simple language makes it easy for the target age group to follow along, while the moral undertones add depth to the story.

Plus, it’s so much fun that even older kids will enjoy joining Mozzarella on his cheesy escapades!
I even read this to my young adult daughter and she giggled happily through it!

Thankyou to author Jenna James, Booksgosocial publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book!

Charlene 📚🤗🌸 @lastnownext

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I believe this is a beginning to an ongoing series. Mozzarella lives with his Grandmother and sister Fontina. In this book we learn about telling the truth. We also learn that Mom and Dad are in New York on a quest. I like that the author included a game in the end and a recipe for Cheesecake that is a plus for the cook in the family. I think the illustrations are adorable and full of emotion with Mozzarella and Fontina. I will be interested to see where this series goes as it is off to a great start.

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Thanks to NetGalley for providing an advance copy in exchange for my review.

An enchanting tale unfolds around Mozzarella the little mouse, who resides in a church basement with his grandmother and sister, Fontina.
As their parents embark on a family quest, leaving the siblings behind, they receive alarming news of their parents' disappearance. Despite the uncertainty, their determined uncle promises to find them.

This story is brimming with charm, featuring endearing characters and delightful illustrations. While I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I found myself somewhat disappointed by the cliffhanger ending. Nonetheless, the engaging activities and insights into Italy at the book's conclusion were a welcome addition.
Eagerly awaiting the next story soon?

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What a cheesy fun book! A family of mice in Italy are waiting to hear more from the parents who are in NYC looking for a great mouse treasure! There is sibling rivalry and a confession of the truth of naughtiness between the little siblings. There is also a simple recipe for New York Cheesecake and a few fun paper activities. I'm glad that there will be more adventures coming soon!
The illustrations by the author are clear, imaginative, colorful, and fun.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on PDF from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley. Thank you!
Available 29 Feb 2024

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A delightful original children’s book. The story of a family of mice from Italy.

Quite atmospheric with a sense of place and the love of travel at its heart. The children’s parents are travelling, perhaps in New York from a postcard they receive.

Being Italian they have no trouble going into the kitchen and making a cheesecake to celebrate this news update.

With text on one page and a colourful illustration opposite this is a traditional read along story. The idea is that in each episode some moral issue will be addressed. Here the sense of getting someone into trouble and not being honest about what happened.

I liked the concept and the overall direction the author wants to take her books. However, I found the additional layer of this search for the ‘lost treasure’ confusing but then I might have missed an earlier book where the context was made clearer.

Overall though it is a good tale about family life and getting along together. The additional elements of learning some Italian words and even making your own cheesecake were a real bonus and a nice surprise to mark this out as a treasured book and something different to read and share.

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I received an ARC of this children's book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a cute book and I loved the setting, in Italy!

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The illustrations in this book are so beautiful and life like. I loved the mice and the talk of adventures.
Loved the names of the mice too. A really cute story of mice and their family adventures.

Thanks NetGalley for this ARC.

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Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was a charming and heartwarming book, the story was delightful and the colors were so warm and welcoming making it a lovely book to read.

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What cute little story with a good lesson! Honesty is really the best policy! The recipe at the end was nice touch so we could experience what fontina and mozzarella did

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The illustration is so cute!! This is a decently intricate, yet attainable, storyline. Could appeal to a wide range of ages. Includes fun activities, recipes, and a character key!

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Oh so cute this story!!! The mouse Mozarella was a great main character and the book was fun and emotional at the same time!

Really enjoyable and quick!

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A delightful story about Mozzarella the mouse who currently lives in a church basement with his grandmother and his sister, Fontina.

While their parents are away on a family quest to help their uncle, the siblings receive news that their parents have disappeared! Their uncle, however, vows to locate them...

This is a very cute story with adorable characters and nice illustrations.

My only complaint is that I did not enjoy being left on a cliffhanger, even though there were some fun activities and enjoyable opportunities to learn more about Italy at the end of the book. Hoping for the next instalment soon!

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Thank you to NetGalley for this e copy of Mozzarella by Jenna James in exchange for a honest review.This is the story of Mozzarella and Fontina, a mouse brother and sister, who are living with their grandmother while their parents are on an adventure in New York City .They learn valuable lessons about telling the truth in this preschool friendly storybook which also has some activities in the back..

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I am a retired preschool teacher, mother of seven and grandmother of two and i have read A LOT of children's books. Mozzarella is a sweet story about a mouse named Mozzeralla and his family - all named after different kinds of cheese. The story takes place in Italy and introduced children to Italian words and even has a little matching game on the last page. The story teaches about telling the truth and about being a good sibling. I loved the illustrations, especially the pictures of the postcards and the train tickets - the details were fun. Lovely book - I would recommend!

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Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for the eARC! This is a cute story about an Italian Mouse and his adventures. A cute way to introduce young children to life in Italy! I like how the author throws in Italian words too throughout the book and the vocabulary game in the back is a nice added touch. The mice in the story have giant ears which make them look very cute too!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this book for free in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.

This book reminded me of one of my favorite books from when I was a child - The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, the difference being that this book was a picture book and not a chapter book. I thought this story was very sweet and I also enjoyed the illustrations. Highly recommend this adorable book!

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These little mice are my favorite mice since Fivel. My daughter kept telling about their giant ears and pretending she was one. I love that this book includes activity pages and a recipe for cheesecake! But I need to know what happened to the parents!

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Love the meet the family at the beginning as it makes it clear who is who straight away. I enjoyed the way the words where on one side and the illustrations where on the other as it makes it visually appealing and easy to read the words.

Detailed illustrations especially on the postcard and airplane tickets. Great book for asking what, when, where, why, and how. ;ike the added recipe for New York cheesecake at the back would be a great activity for students after reading the book.

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When Mozzarella and Fontina’s parents leave for New York in search of a treasure, the little kids are left with their nonna. What ensues next includes mischief, squabbles and sone delicious cooking of a beloved dessert.

I would have totally loved it if the book was slightly longer and didn’t left on a cliffhanger. Now I have to wait for part 2 of the book. Phew!

Overall, good read and loved the illustrations.

Rating - 3.8/5

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This book was so adorable, it follows a family of mice in Italy with cheese-filled adventures and moments. I loved the sibling rivalry in this, I know it’s intended for younger readers, but oh man I was having a joy reading this.

I loved the Italian setting and illustrations in this. I giggled so much throughout this and loved every heartwarming moment. This is the perfect book for children wanting to giggle with some mice!

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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with access to read this book!

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I received this book for my seven year old daughter. We loved reading this story together. It was fun and cute and it’s one we will re read several times!

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Cute little book about a family of mice. I love that they’re all named after different cheeses. I read this with my 4 and 6 year old and they enjoyed it. It has a nice message to the story - don’t tell lies. The illustrations were really pleasant looking. All in all, enjoyed.

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Thank you NetGalley for the e-Arc. All opinions here, are my own.

Mozzarella is a little mouse who lives in Italy with his nonna Di Ricotta and little sister, Fontina. Their parents are currently out in the world, in search for the great treasure, the Golden Bocconcini.

Okay so I had a laugh. There is so many references of food, cheese and Italian cruisin that I just burst into a huge laugh while reading this book. Jenna James truly love Italy. And I think this was a cute kind of book where the reader are introduced to cheese and Italy culture.
Of course the mouse Mozzarella don't only talk about food, nah. The theme is family and sibling relationship. Typically Italian family, they may nab but thats how it is sometimes. This is just an book with introduction

At the end of the book, there are some nice learning materials for the kids so they can learn the language, Italian. I had a blast.
Very short book and easy to read aloud. The illustrations were nice, but if you don't like rats or mouses, this may not be your cup of tea. They were also a bit similar to humans and that gave me some shivers... (not good shivers)

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An enchanting story of an Italian family of mice. Fontina and Mozzarella are brother and sister and with their sibling rivalry and antics, it becomes an engaging story for young readers. I actually loved the Italian undertones to this story. The moral of the story for the brother and sister is always tell the truth. Very good.

A special thank you to Books Go Social and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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